Illinois' 4th Judicial Circuit Court has announced it's continuing court cases presently being heard in several Regional Radio County Courthouses, out of an abundance of caution and in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The 4th Circuit includes County Courthouses in Christian, Shelby, Montgomery, Fayette and Effingham Counties in the Regional Radio listening area.
Traffic cases including driving under the influence, criminal misdemeanor cases, ordinance and small claims cases, all family court and child support cases, all pay or appears and compliance hearings, marriages, and evictions are all being continued until at least May 31st.
Criminal jury trials are continued until at least June 15th, and civil jury trials are continued until at least January First, 2021.
The statement added in-custody cases including bond settings, criminal felony cases with time constraints, juvenile detention and shelter care hearings, emergency and plenary orders of protection, and other emergency hearings, WILL be held via video conferencing.